On Sunday afternoon, elite 2017 prospect Kris Wilkes released his top 11 schools and the Big Ten was fortunate enough to make the cut. In total, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio State were all listed by the small forward.
Along with the four Big Ten schools, Wilkes listed a group of basketball powerhouses, including Arizona, Butler, North Carolina, UCLA, UConn, Washington, and Xavier. Currently, there does not appear to be a clear favorite, but Indiana and Michigan hold the most Crystal Ball selections on 247Sports.
Of course, as mentioned, Wilkes is one of the nation’s top prospects in the 2017 class. In fact, Wilkes is rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 15 prospect in the nation by 247Sports. He’s listed as a small forward, but his 6-foot-7 size should allow him to move to several spots in the lineup.
Generally speaking, Wilkes would be a pretty huge addition for any of the Big Ten schools that made the cut. However, two schools that look like they could be great fits are Illinois and Michigan, considering the prospects each has already landed in their respective 2017 classes.
Where Wilkes ultimately lands is still up for debate, but as things currently sit, it looks like four Big Ten schools are still in contention. If one of them can actually reel in the massively recruited small forward, it could mean huge things for the future.